Jimmy Bo Horne

Approximate Years Active1974 – present
HometownRiviera Beach
Members and LineupsStudio:
Jimmy Bo Horne: vocals
Wayne Casey: keyboards
Ric Finch: bass
Jerome Smith: guitar
Robert Johnson: drums
Ronald Smith: trumpet, arranger
Later: Brad Peed: guitar, Band Leader
Venues PlayedDillard High School, Miami
The Jetaway, Miami
The Pride of Ft. Lauderdale Elks club
Third World Augusta GA
Miami Arena with James Brown
Television: American Bandstand, Mike Douglas Show, Merv Griffin Show.
Original Songs(see below)
Recordings1972: “Clean Up Man”/“Down the Rod of Love” 7” single Alston Records, written by Clarence Reid, Willie Hale
1975: “Gimme Some” Written by Harry Wayne Casey and Richard Finch
1978: “Dance across the Floor” Casey/Finch (Top ten R&B, Sampled by Cee Lo Green and Christina Aguilara for duet song “Nasty” May 2011)
1979: “You Get Me Hot” Casey/Finch (Top 20 R&B)
1979: “Spank” Ronald L Smith
Comments, Highlights, Stories

Born in 1949, Jimmy Horace Horne Jr. grew up in Riviera Beach. Henry Stone signed Bo Horne to T.K. Records in Miami 1967. Over his career he has released 25 singles and 3 albums from 1967 to 1995. Most were written by T.K. Records staff, including Clarence Reid, Willie Clarke, Wayne Casey, Rick Finch and Ronald L. Smith

During this time, Jimmy also received a bachelor’s degree in Sociology from Bethune Cookman College in 1971. He is still involved in the music business as President and CEO of Joy Productions
See “Bo” Horne interview, June 18th 2014, Broward – Palm Beach New Times, by Jacob Katel, “I’m not new to this, I’m true to this” . Also, WMTY 103 FM radio interview. (Greenwood S.C.)